Stand-up comedians take over late-night TV tonight

Hannah Einbinder(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
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Tonight’s late-night TV guest lineup is filled with stand-up comedians. Fans are in for the funniest night of television this week.

Music stars Shakira, Miley Cyrus, and Ciara were in the spotlight on Monday night, appearing across several different late-night TV shows. Now, it’s time for some stand-up comedians to shine.

Here’s a breakdown of the comedians you’ll see as late-night TV guests tonight, Tuesday, May 17.

Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub on The Tonight Show

Stand-up comedian and actor Mary Lynn Rajskub gets things started on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Rajskub should be familiar to fans of 24 and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

She released the comedy special Mary Lynn Rajskub: Live from the Pandemic in 2021. Now, she’s promoting her new book of essays Fame-ish: My Life at the Edge of Stardom.

Comedian Ricky Gervais on The Late Show

One of the biggest comedians in the world stops by the biggest late-night TV show tonight. Tune in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to see Ricky Gervais return.

Colbert and Gervais have a history of entertaining conversations that have nothing to do with comedy. Don’t be surprised if that continues on Tuesday night. Gervais will also be on to plug his projects, including season three of After Life and the animated film Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank.

Comedian Chelsea Handler on Late Night

Late Night with Seth Meyers welcomes comedian Chelsea Handler as a guest tonight. As a former late-night TV host herself, Handler is very much at home on these shows.

She’ll talk with Seth Meyers about her current stand-up tour “Vaccinated and Horny.” Expect Handler to share her thoughts on a number of different topics.

Comedian Hannah Einbinder on The Late Late Show

Close out your night of late-night TV with Hannah Einbinder on The Late Late Show with James Corden. She’ll be on to promote the second season of her HBO Max series Hacks.

Einbinder made a splash in late-night TV before getting critical acclaim with Hacks. Even if you’re not watching Hacks, you’ll want to see Einbinder’s interview with James Corden.

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Which comedian are you most looking forward to seeing tonight? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.